As a contemporary design institute established with the intention of furthering the quality of design education in India, IIAD has recently established a collaborative relationship with Association of Designers of India (ADI). This collaboration will help facilitate a healthy exchange of ideas amongst professionals who hold extensive expertise and experience in design and its allied fields. ADI is a Not-for-Profit pan India body registered in Pune, India with the vision to be a world class network representing professional interests of the Indian Design community, creating a meaningful interface between design professionals, people as users, the industry, education institutions and the policy makers. In addition to New Delhi, ADI has chapters in Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Pune. IIAD hosted the kickstarter for ADI’s Delhi Chapter that was attended by more than 50 designers, practicing in and around Delhi NCR. Amit Gulati, Founder of Incubis and an active member of ADI, initiated the session. He went on to discuss the aim and need of a body such as ADI and, the importance of showcasing New Delhi on the Indian Design Map. There were a number of interesting suggestions that came up on structuring a cohesive effort towards elevating the standards of design practice in India.